Every once in a while, it will come time to invest in new desks for your office space; this can be because of wear and tear, because your business is growing, or because your business is moving to a new location and you want to upgrade your furniture. Regardless of the reason, if you’re investing in some new desks for your office it is a good idea to invest in the range of sit stand desks we have available, as they have become very economical to purchase in recent years and are a great way to future proof your workplace.
An electric desk allows you to turn a regular desk to a standing one whenever you like. The main drawback of standing desks has always been their permanent non-flexible nature, but you can eradicate this problem and easily switch between sitting and standing by investing in one of Systems Commercial’s sit stand desks.
We know many of you may be sceptical because, yes they do cost more than a fixed height desk. However, the flexibility offered by sit stand desks, by allowing you to adjust height, means they will be well-suited for a greater range of people, improving your office’s working environment.
You have probably heard that standing desks are better for you, but do you actually know why? There have been a number of studies conducted demonstrating why the electric desk is the preferable choice as a consequence of a multitude of health benefits, some of which may be unexpected.
When standing, you burn up to 50 calories more per hour compared to sitting. This is because your muscle activity is almost 2.5 times higher than during periods of sitting. As a result, the risk of weight gain and obesity greatly decreases when standing.
Other unexpected health benefits have been shown in studies as well, such as that standing desks have been found to reduce blood sugar levels as well as lower risks of heart disease. When you sit for an extended period of time (6 hours or more), the risk of cardiovascular disease increases by 40% over time, as the enzymes that help break down fat drop 90%.
Moreover, standing desks have also been attributed to reducing the risks of cancer, especially cancer of the breast and colon. Poor sitting habits for long periods of time can also lead to back and neck pain, which is disruptive.
Moreover, sit stand desks have been found to minimise back pain, and therefore can benefit workers. This is because back pain is one of the most common complaints or sources of discomfort in any office. Sitting for long periods of time can lead to back issues, and in some cases chronic back pain. With all these health benefits, it is evident that having the option for your workers to convert their desks to standing desks makes Systems Commercial’s sit stand desks a great investment.
Standing desks also have several psychological benefits in the workplace. In addition to an improvement in mood, a large number of participants in a study reported less stress and fatigue when working standing up. As a matter of fact, many even reported an increase in energy throughout the day.
Apart from the health benefits, sit stand desks can also improve workplace efficiency. An understandable concern with standing desks and sit stand desks is that they hinder productivity due to making every day tasks more difficult. But this is not true, as flexibility for raising your desk can actually boost productivity.
While it may take some getting used to, the shift from sitting to standing does not affect tasks like typing. The same efficiency, paired with improved energy and mood, suggests that productivity will improve. Putting all this information together, sit stand desks are a great way for businesses to show they are considering the health and wellbeing of their employees by having this option available which consequently boosts morale, further improving work rate.
Our Federal desk is one of the best sit stand desks you can invest in. It has a solid design with 4 digital preset height settings, which can be changed quickly and efficiently with its very quiet and smooth operating motor. Screens can be fitted to either the desktops or the desk base so it remains fixed while the desk moves up and down. You can relax in the knowledge that these desks will be a sound investment, as in addition to all the benefits, each one comes with a 5-year warranty, so you will be able to rely on them for years to come.
If needed, we can customise the desk top to suit your requirements as you seek to maximise productivity and ease of transition. For safety and continued efficiency, we recommend keeping your cables tidy with an under-desk cable basket. You may also want to think about an anti-fatigue mat to stand on.